Maryfran Johnson

Contributing writer

An award-winning journalist, technology conference moderator and editorial executive, Maryfran Johnson is the host of CIO.com’s CIO Leadership Live video show and former Editor in Chief of CIO magazine and Events. In addition to writing extensively about IT strategy and business transformation for IDG publications, Maryfran also served in 2016-2017 as an adjunct researcher for International Data Corp.’s IT Executive Programs. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from The Ohio State University's Kiplinger Program and a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida. Prior to joining IDG, she spent 10 years as a reporter at daily newspapers in Florida, Washington State and Ohio.

Finding the ideal board readiness program (and why you need one)

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Thomas McKee, Jr., VP and CIO at Kennametal

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Thomas McKee, Jr., VP and CIO at Kennametal

Thomas McKee, Jr., VP and CIO at Kennametal, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss smart factory frameworks,...

CIO Leadership Live with Darren Ash, assistant CIO, USDA, Farm Production

CIO Leadership Live with Darren Ash, assistant CIO, USDA, Farm Production

Darren Ash, assistant CIO for the USDA, Farm Production and Conservation Mission Area, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Watch as they...

Building board diversity

Building board diversity

As corporate boards show some progress in welcoming women and people of color in the latest wave of new members, diversity trends pave the way for more tech leaders in the boardroom.

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Stuart Kippelman, CIO, Parsons

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Stuart Kippelman, CIO, Parsons

Stuart Kippelman, CIO at Parsons, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss post-COVID productivity, work-from-anywhere...

CIO Leadership Live with Brad Clay, Chief Information and Compliance Officer, Lexmark

CIO Leadership Live with Brad Clay, Chief Information and Compliance Officer, Lexmark

Brad Clay, Chief Information and Compliance Officer at Lexmark, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss transformation...

Interviewing for a board seat: 3 key differences vs. CIO jobs

Interviewing for a board seat: 3 key differences vs. CIO jobs

Cultural fit, collaborative spirit and commitment matter just as much to board directors as your tech expertise.

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Nathan Rogers, SVP/CIO, SAIC

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Nathan Rogers, SVP/CIO, SAIC

Nathan Rogers, SVP/CIO at SAIC, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss the future of work, and diversity and inclusion...

Seeking opportunity in crisis, boards uphold digital growth agendas

Seeking opportunity in crisis, boards uphold digital growth agendas

Determined to find opportunity in the COVID aftermath, boards are leaning in with more management support in addition to their usual strategic oversight. Navigating the post-pandemic world will amplify IT leadership in agility and...

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Anupam Khare, CIO at Oshkosh Corp.

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Anupam Khare, CIO at Oshkosh Corp.

Anupam Khare, CIO at Oshkosh Corp., joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen now as they discuss service desk innovations, creating...

Episode 3: Learn how to build a killer LinkedIn profile

Episode 3: Learn how to build a killer LinkedIn profile

Podcast Episode 3: Listen now as author and resume expert Brenda Bernstein helps you develop and perfect your personal brand on LinkedIn.

Executive Development: When CEOs help their CIOs prepare for board roles

Executive Development: When CEOs help their CIOs prepare for board roles

It may seem counterintuitive for CEOs to encourage (and even coach) their CIOs and senior business leaders to serve on outside boards, but doing so can deliver real business benefits.

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